52 Cameras: Camera 65 part 2 – Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 420

Scanned at 1200DPI on a Canon MP480. No edits other than cropping and straightening.

I had wanted to get some shots in bright light for the second half of the pack but wasn’t to be.

This is the most natural light I had and it was pretty early in the morning. Soft light is usually desirable but Fujifilm FP-3000B can be pretty unforgiving stuff.

Derelict tractor.

Derelict tractor.

Scanning the negatives pulls the contrast way back. Depending on the shot, having more mid tones without white-white and black-black can be good or bad.

Inverted negative (with cat hair).

Inverted negative (with cat hair).

The Polaroid Focused Flash # 490 is made for Hi-Power FlashCubes. Their mount has ‘L’ shaped plastic pegs instead of rectangular so you don’t accidentally use the wrong cubes. I didn’t have any Hi-Power FlashCubes so I used a razor blade and trimmed regular cubes to fit. The porch where the bag is hanging was dark so it worked — just not as well as having the right flash.

Cat hydration setup.

Cat hydration setup.

I used the weaker FlashCube again. The print is really dark. The inverted negative scan is a bit flat. Another great thing about the Fujifilm negatives — you can get a usable image even if the print is way too dark.

Negative scan.

Negative scan.

Remember to let the developer goo dry before you put negatives on the scanner.